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    Epica – The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2022

    Date: 16 January 2022

    Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Dutch band Epica will perform on Sunday, January 16, 2022, starting with 7.00 pm, at the Fabrique Club, in Milan. The concert is part of The Epic Apocalypse tour, featuring the Finnish band Apocalyptica.   THE BAND Epica is a symphonic metal band, founded in 2002 by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever over creative differences. Initially, the band was named Sahara Dust, and featured Helena Michaelsen as its frontwoman, replaced shortly after by the then unknown Simone Simons, Jansen’s girlfriend at the time. The band’s current lineup consists of Mark Jansen (rhythm guitar, growled vocals), Coen Janssen (keyboards, synthesizer, piano), Simone Simons (lead vocals), Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Isaac Delahaye (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Rob van der Loo (bass). At start, a symphonic metal band with gothic tendencies, Epica incorporated later into their sound strong death metal influences. The band is also known for their wide use of orchestra and opera choirs. The use of mezzo-soprano vocals and growled vocals, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively, is also a feature of the band’s sound. To date, the band released 8 studio albums: The Phantom Agony in 2003, Consign to Oblivion Read more [...]

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    Apocalyptica – The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2022

    Date: 16 January 2022

    Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Finnish band Apocalyptica will perform on Sunday, January 16, 2022, starting with 7.00 pm, at the Fabrique Club, in Milan. The concert is part of The Epic Apocalypse tour, featuring the Dutch band Epica.   THE BAND Apocalyptica is a symphonic metal band from Helsinki, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén. In 1996, Apocalyptica released their debut studio album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, which consisted of eight Metallica covers. The band released their second studio album, Inquisition Symphony, in 1998, which contained covers of Metallica and other metal bands such as Faith No More, Sepultura and Pantera, but also three original songs. Their third studio album, Cult, was released in 2000, and their fourth studio album, Reflections, in 2003, the first one containing only original songs. Apocalyptica released their self-titled fifth studio album in 2005, which featured Ville Valo of HIM and Lauri Ylönen of the Rasmus. Their sixth studio album, Worlds Collide, was released in 2007, and their seventh studio album, entitled 7th Symphony, was released in 2010. Their eighth studio album, entitled Shadowmaker, with Franky Perez singing on all vocal tracks, Read more [...]

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    Festa di Sant’Agata 2022

    Date: 3 February 2022 - 5 February 2022

    Festa di Sant’Agata 2022 will take place between 3 and 5 February, 2022, in Catania. The feast is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Agatha, who was martyred in the year 251 AD, during the persecution of the Roman Emperor Decius. Saint Agatha is celebrated in Catania twice a year – the feast held in February commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint, while the Summer Feast of Saint Agatha, held on 17 August, celebrates the return of her remains to Catania, after 86 years in which the relics were kept in Constantinople. In February, around one million people come from all over Sicily to attend the feast, which is comparable with the Holy Week in Seville, Spain, or the Feast of Corpus Domini in Cuzco, Peru. For three days, the city forgets about everyday things to focus on the celebration, a mixture of devotion and folklore.   SHORT HISTORY Born of a noble family from Catania in the 3rd century, Agata consecrated her life to the Christian religion. At the age of 15, she made a vow of virginity and rejected the amorous proposals of the Roman prefect Quintianus, who tried numerous times to seduce her. After Read more [...]

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    Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tours II 2022

    Date: 8 February 2022

    Time: 7:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Ozzy Osbourne will perform on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, starting with 7.30 pm, at the Unipol Arena, in Casalecchio di Reno, near Bologna, as part of his No More Tours II tour. The English heavy metal band Judas Priest will accompany Ozzy, as the special guests of the tour.   THE ARTIST John Michael Osbourne rose to prominence in the 1970s as the vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 1979, he was kicked out of the band due to drug problems, and he started a solo career, releasing 11 studio albums to date. Over time, both in Black Sabbath and as a solo artist, Ozzy Osbourne sold over 100 million albums. In 2006, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath. In 2015, Osbourne received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.   THE VENUE Unipol Arena is an indoor arena opened in 1993, located in Casalecchio di Reno, about 6 kilometers away from Bologna. The arena has a capacity of 18,000 seats. From Bologna, you can reach the arena by train. From Bologna Centrale, you Read more [...]

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    Carnival of Venice 2022

    Date: 12 February 2022 - 1 March 2022

    The Carnival of Venice 2022 (Carnevale di Venezia 2022), one of the most appreciated carnivals in the world, will take place between Saturday, February 12, and Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in the beautiful city of Venice. After the 2021 edition of the Carnival took place online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that in 2022 the festival will return to its pre-pandemic glory, and we will be able to admire the wonderful masks and costumes worn by thousands of people coming from all over the world parading once again through the narrow streets of Venice.   SHORT HISTORY The first information about a carnival in Venice dates back to 1094, when the word carnevale was mentioned for the first time in a document signed by the Doge Vitale Faliero. Back then, the carnival was an event dedicated in particular to the people from the lower classes, who, through the anonymity guaranteed by masks, could relate with the nobility of the time. The first official document declaring the Carnival of Venice a public holiday dates back to 1296, when the Senate of the Venetian Republic set it before Lent. Starting that year, for the next few centuries, the Carnival lasted Read more [...]

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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2022

    Date: 21 March 2022

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame in 2004, with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam. The most important singles from his album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, and his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010. Then, followed Moon Landing in 2013, The Afterlove in 2017, and Once Upon a Mind in 2019. Over time, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE The venue, Mediolanum Forum, is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, about 8 kilometers from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Read more [...]

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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2022

    Date: 22 March 2022

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, starting with 9.30 pm, at the Kioene Arena, in Padua, as part of his Once Upon a Mind tour.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, in 2004. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The most important singles from his debut album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010, his forth album, Moon Landing, in 2013, and his fifth album, The Afterlove, in 2017. His sixth album, Once Upon a Mind, was released in 2019. To date, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE Kioene Arena is an indoor sports arena located in Via S. Marco, 53, in Padua. The arena has a seating Read more [...]

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    Evanescence – Worlds Collide Tour 2022

    Date: 28 March 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Evanescence will perform on Monday, March 28, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, near Milan. The concert is part of the Worlds Collide Tour 2022, in which Evanescence joined forces with the Dutch band Within Temptation.   THE BAND Evanescence was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995, by singer and pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. Their debut album, Fallen, was released in 2003. The album sold over 17 million copies worldwide and helped the band receive two Grammy Awards out of six nominations. In 2004, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide, followed in 2006 by their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold over five million copies. Their third studio album, Evanescence, was released in 2011, and the band’s fourth album, Synthesis, on November 10, 2017.   THE VENUE The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located about 8 kilometers from the center of Milan, in Assago. The venue has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is used primarily for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Read more [...]

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    Within Temptation – Worlds Collide Tour 2020

    Date: 28 March 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The symphonic metal band Within Temptation will perform on Monday, March 28, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan. The concert is included in the Worlds Collide Tour 2022, in which the Dutch band joined forces with the American band Evanescence.   THE BAND Within Temptation was founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. After the release of their debut album, Enter, in 1997, the band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. Only in 2001, with the single Ice Queen from their second album, Mother Earth, Within Temptation became known to the general public. Their next albums were The Silent Force in 2004, The Heart of Everything in 2007, The Unforgiving in 2011 and Hydra in 2014. Their latest album, Resist, was released on February 1, 2019.   THE VENUE The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located about 8 kilometers from the center of Milan, in Assago. The venue has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is used primarily for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which Read more [...]

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    Scoppio del Carro 2022

    Date: 17 April 2022

    Scoppio del Carro 2022 (Explosion of the Cart) will take place on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Piazza del Duomo, in Florence.   SHORT HISTORY The ceremony dates back to the times of the First Crusade, called to free the city of the Jerusalem in 1099. According to legend, it was the Florentine Pazzino from the Pazzi family who first climbed the walls of the Holy City, where he placed the Christian flag. For this act of valor, Godfrey of Bouillon, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, donated three small pieces from the Holy Sepulcher to him. Returning to Florence, Pazzino was celebrated and welcomed with solemn honors. It seems that, after the liberation of Jerusalem, on Saturday, the crusaders gathered in the Church of the Resurrection and, in devout prayer, gave everyone the blessed fire as a symbol of purification. After the return of Pazzino to Florence, every Saturday, the young Florentine people used to go to the cathedral, lit a small torch and carried the purifying flame through the city. The fire was lit with the sparks made by the fragments of the Holy Sepulcher. In time, the carrying of the holy fire was made Read more [...]

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    Calendimaggio 2022

    Date: 4 May 2022 - 7 May 2022

    Calendimaggio 2022 will take place between 4 and 7 May, 2022, in Assisi. Traditionally, the festival is held each year in the first Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday after the 1st of May, to greet the arrival of spring. On this occasion, the town is divided in two parts – Nobilissima Parte de Sopra (Noble Upper Part) and Magnifica Parte de Sotto (Magnificent Lower Part). The parts challenge each other for the conquest of the Palio, through parades in medieval costumes, reenactment of medieval life and musical performances. A jury, composed of internationally renowned experts (a historian, a musicologist and an entertainment personality), choose the winner of each edition.   SHORT HISTORY The origins of Calendimaggio are lost in time. Most likely, the festival tried to revive ancient pagan customs that celebrated the return of spring and the renewal of the cycle of life. The ancient chronicles tell us that Assisi, at the beginning of the 14th century, reached its maximum splendor, a fact confirmed by the expansion of its walls, its numerous palaces and churches, the presence of the painters Giotto, Cimabue, Simone Martini, the Lorenzetti brothers… At the same time, the city was divided in two parts – Read more [...]

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    Infiorata di Noto 2022

    Date: 13 May 2022 - 15 May 2022

    Infiorata di Noto 2022, the 43rd edition of the famous flower festival, will most likely take place in the weekend of May 13-15, 2022, in Via Corrado Nicolaci, in Noto. Infiorata di Noto is part of the Baroque Spring (Primavera Barocca), a series of events including concerts, craft exibitions and the Baroque Procession (Corteo Barocco), consisting of people in period costumes, flag-wavers and musicians, who parade through the streets of the historical center of the town.   SHORT HISTORY Infiorata di Noto was born 40 years ago from the meeting of the Noto floral artists with the ones from Genzano, a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, where this pictorial technique was developed. Beginning with 1980, every year, in the third weekend of May, Noto, the Stone Garden, as it was called by the historian Cesare Brandi, welcomes in the heart of its historical center an explosion of color and perfume. On this occasion, Via Corrado Nicolaci, 122 meters long and 7 meters wide, is divided into 16 sectors of 6 by 4 meters, that represent the canvas on which the artists will carefully paint with flowers. The flower carpet covers an area of about 700 square meters. The Read more [...]

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    Pisan June 2022

    Date: 28 May 2022 - 6 July 2022

    The Pisan June (Giugno Pisano) is a series of events that take place every year during the month of June, in Pisa. The climax of the festival is represented by the celebrations held in honor of the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri (Saint Rainerius), on June 17. The Pisan June 2022 will probably begin at the end of May, with the historical game of Mazzascudo, and end at the beginning of July, when the ceremony of the Marriage with the Sea will be held. SHORT HISTORY Originally, Giugno Pisano included only the Luminara di San Ranieri, held on June 16, and the Palio of San Ranieri, held on the day of the Saint, on June 17. In order to create a month of interesting events, Gioco del Ponte (Battle of the Bridge) was also moved to June, on the last Saturday of the month. Over time, many other events were initiated, more or less linked to Saint Rainerius. Noteworthy are the recovered traditions of Mazzascudo, which takes place each year on May 28, in Piazza dei Cavalieri, and the Marriage with the Sea, which is held at the beginning of July. Although placed on different months, the two Read more [...]

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    Bologna Sonic Park 2022

    Date: 4 June 2022 - 9 July 2022

    The rock festival Bologna Sonic Park 2022 will be held during the months of June and July, 2022, in the Parco Nord area, in Bologna.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet and Bring Me the Horizon. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the festival was first postponed to 2021, and then rescheduled to 2022. All the artists initially planned for the 2020 edition of Bologna Sonic Park (My Chemical Romance, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and The Chemical Brothers) confirmed their presence for the 2022 edition of the festival.   THE LINEUP The festival will display a truly heterogeneous lineup ranging from the metal legends Iron Maiden, to one of the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, Deep Purple, to My Chemical Romance, a symbolic band of the emo generation engaged in the highly anticipated reunion tour, and further to The Chemical Brothers, pioneers in bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. Saturday, June Read more [...]

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    My Chemical Romance – Reunion Tour 2022

    Date: 4 June 2022

    Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band My Chemical Romance will perform on Saturday, June 4, 2020, starting with 7.00 pm, at the Palanord, in Bologna, as part of the Bologna Sonic Park 2022.   THE BAND My Chemical Romance was formed in 2001, in Newark, New Jersey. The band’s current lineup consists of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarist Ray Toro, guitarist Frank Iero and bassist Mikey Way. Their discography consists of four studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, six extended plays, 25 singles, four video albums and 18 music videos. The band’s first studio album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, was released in 2002, the second, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, in 2004, their third, The Black Parade, in 2006, and the fourth, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, in 2010. To date, the band sold over 9 million albums worldwide.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet and Bring Me the Horizon. The 2020 edition was Read more [...]

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    Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 2022

    Date: 4 June 2022

    Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Elton John will perform on Saturday, June 4, 2022, starting with 8:00 pm, at the Meazza Stadium, in Milan, as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour started on September 8, 2018, in the USA. The tour consists of more than 300 shows across 5 continents (North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia). This is the last tour of the superstar, the end of half a century on the road for one of the most enduring pop performers in the world. The setting of Elton’s new stage will take his fans on a visual musical journey through a 50-year career of hits.   THE ARTIST The results achieved by Elton John in his career are unprecedented. Elton is one of the most successful solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, more than 50 tracks in the Top 40 and with more than 300 million records sold worldwide. He holds the record for the single with the most sales, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold more than 33 million copies. Diamonds, his Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 in the UK album Read more [...]

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    Milano Summer Festival 2022

    Date: 7 June 2022 - 17 July 2022

    Milano Summer Festival 2022 will be held during the months of June and July, 2022, at the San Siro Racetrack (Ippodromo Snai – San Siro), in Milan.   THE FESTIVAL The festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, heavy metal and more. Of the artists who performed in 2018, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette and Robert Plant. In 2019, the lineup of the festival featured, among others, Metallica, KISS, Calcutta and Ben Harper. Both Milano Summer Festival 2020 and 2021 were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Green Day concert originally scheduled on June 10, 2020, and then moved to June 16, 2021, was rescheduled for June 15, 2022. Weezer was confirmed as Green Day’s special guests in Milan. If you already bought tickets for this event, these will be valid for the new date in Milan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thom Yorke concert originally scheduled on July 9, 2020, and then rescheduled for July 8, 2021, at Lorenzini District, in Milan, was canceled.   THE LINEUP So Read more [...]

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    Korn – Summer Tour 2022

    Date: 7 June 2022

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American nu metal band Korn will perform on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, starting with 8:30 pm, at the San Siro Racetrack, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2022.   THE BAND Korn was formed in 1993, in Bakersfield, California. The band is notable for pioneering the nu metal genre and bringing it into the mainstream. The band’s current lineup features James Munky Shaffer (rhythm guitar), Reginald Fieldy Arvizu (bass), Brian Head Welch (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jonathan Davis (lead vocals, bagpipes), and Ray Luzier (drums). Their debut album, Korn, was released in 1994, followed by Life Is Peachy in 1996. The band experienced mainstream success with Follow the Leader in 1998, and Issues in 1999. Untouchables was released in 2002, Take a Look in the Mirror in 2003, and See You on the Other Side in 2005. Next, they released an untitled album in 2007, Korn III: Remember Who You Are in 2010, The Path of Totality in 2011, The Paradigm Shift in 2013, and The Serenity of Suffering in 2016. Their latest album, The Nothing, was released on September 13, 2019. To date, Korn sold more than 40 million records worldwide. The band also released Read more [...]

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    Weezer – Hella Mega Tour 2022

    Date: 15 June 2022

    Time: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Weezer will perform on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, starting with 6.00 pm, at the San Siro Racetrack, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2022. The concert is included in the European leg of the Hella Mega Tour 2022, in which Weezer is accompanied by Green Day and Fall Out Boy.   THE BAND Weezer was formed in 1992, in Los Angeles. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar and keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (guitar, keyboards) and Scott Shriner (bass). In 1994, Weezer released their self-titled debut album, also known as the Blue Album. Their second album, Pinkerton, released in 1996, was a commercial failure, but achieved cult status and critical acclaim later. In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as the Green Album. Their fourth album, Maladroit, was released in 2002, and their fifth album, Make Believe, in 2005. In 2008, Weezer released a third self-titled album, also known as the Red Album. Raditude was released in 2009 and Hurley in 2010. The band’s ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, appeared in 2014 and their fourth self-titled album, also known as the White Album, in 2016. Read more [...]

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    Green Day – Hella Mega Tour 2022

    Date: 15 June 2022

    Time: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Green Day will perform on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, starting with 6.00 pm, at the San Siro Racetrack, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2022. The concert is included in the European leg of the Hella Mega Tour 2022, in which Green Day is accompanied by Weezer and Fall Out Boy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert, originally scheduled on June 10, 2020, and then moved to June 16, 2021, was rescheduled for June 15, 2022. If you already bought tickets for this concert, these will be valid for the event on June 15, 2022.   THE BAND Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. Four years later, the band co-opted the drummer Tré Cool. Over time, the band released 12 studio albums, 3 live albums, 5 compilation albums, 1 soundtrack album, 4 video albums, 10 extended plays, 4 box sets, 43 singles, 10 promotional singles and 44 music videos. Green Day sold over 85 million records worldwide, including 24 million in the United States alone. The band won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of Read more [...]

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    Rock in Roma 2022

    Date: 17 June 2022 - 22 July 2022

    Rock in Roma 2022 will take place during the months of June and July, 2022, in Rome. The concerts will be held at the Capannelle Racecourse, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica (in the Cavea amphitheater or in the Santa Cecilia Hall), and at the ancient stadium Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus).   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as the Romarock Festival. Characteristic of the festival is the quality and variety of the lineup, which allows the meeting of different cultures and musical genres. The 2020 edition was postponed first to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then to 2022. Compared to the lineup of the 2020 edition, certain changes have taken place.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2022 edition of the Rock in Roma festival are: June 17, Ippodromo delle Capannelle: Psicologi June 28, Ippodromo delle Capannelle: Cigarettes After Sex June 29, Auditorium Parco della Musica (Cavea): Skunk Anansie June 30, Auditorium Parco della Musica (Cavea): Brunori Sas July 2, Auditorium Parco della Musica (Cavea): Deep Purple July 7, Ippodromo delle Capannelle: God Read more [...]

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    Gioco del Ponte 2022

    Date: 25 June 2022

    Gioco del Ponte 2022 will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, on Ponte di Mezzo, in Pisa, as part of the series of events entitled Pisan June 2022. The Pisan June (Giugno Pisano) is a series of events which take place during the month of June, in Pisa, in honor of the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri (Saint Rainerius).   SHORT HISTORY Gioco del Ponte (Battle of the Bridge) has its roots in an ancient violent game called Mazzascudo, held on the day of Sant’Antonio Abate, on January 17. On this occasion, the citizens of the city, divided into two factions, fought with clubs and shields in the current Piazza dei Cavalieri. The game was banned by the Florentines after the occupation of Pisa, in 1407. Over the centuries, the game was repeatedly revived and interrupted, undergoing progressive changes to the original formula. At a certain time, the Florentines invented a dispute that was placed on Ponte di Mezzo, with the clubs and shields being replaced by a wooden board called Targone. The last battle disputed after this system dates back to February 6, 1807, when the queen regent of Etruria, Maria Luisa, suspended the game again. Read more [...]

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    Cigarettes After Sex – Summer Tour 2022

    Date: 28 June 2022

    Time: 9:45 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Cigarettes After Sex will perform on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, starting with 9:45 pm, at the Capannelle Racecourse, in Rome, as part of the Rock in Roma 2022.   THE BAND Cigarettes After Sex was founded in El Paso, Texas, in 2008, by Greg Gonzalez. The current lineup of the band features Greg Gonzalez (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Randall Miller (bass), Jacob Tomsky (drums), and Josh Marcus (keyboards). The band’s debut EP, entitled I., was released in 2012. The EP included the song Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby, which eventually became a hit. After the release of the single Affection in 2015, Cigarettes After Sex released their self-titled debut studio album in June 2017. In August 2019, Cigarettes After Sex announced their second studio album, entitled Cry, along with the single Heavenly. The album was released on October 25, 2019.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as the Romarock Festival. The festival usually has a various lineup, which allows the meeting of different cultures and musical genres. The 2020 edition was postponed first to Read more [...]

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    Alice Cooper – Summer Tour 2022

    Date: 29 June 2022

    Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Alice Cooper will perform on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, starting with 8.00 pm, at the San Siro Racetrack, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2022. The special guest on stage will be the Finnish rock musician Michael Monroe.   THE ARTIST Alice Cooper (Vincent Damon Furnier) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1948, whose career spans over 50 years. Originally, Alice Cooper was a band formed in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1964, consisting of Furnier, Glen Buxton and Dennis Dunaway. The band broke up in 1975 and Furnier adopted the band’s name as both his legal name and his stage name, beginning his solo career with the studio album Welcome to My Nightmare released in 1975. The discography of Alice Cooper consists of 28 studio albums, 48 singles, 11 live albums, 21 compilation albums, 12 video releases, and an audiobook. Six of his studio albums achieved platinum in the United States and three achieved gold. To date, Alice Cooper sold over 50 million records worldwide.   THE FESTIVAL Milano Summer Festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, Read more [...]

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    Skunk Anansie – Summer Tour 2022

    Date: 29 June 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The British rock band Skunk Anansie will perform on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica – Cavea, in Rome, as part of the Rock in Roma Festival 2022.   THE BAND The current lineup of Skunk Anansie is composed of Skin (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Cass Lewis (bass, guitar, backing vocals), Martin Ace Kent (guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Richardson (drums and percussion). The band was formed in 1994, disbanded in 2001, and reformed in 2009. The name of the band is taken from West African folk tales of Anansi the spider-man of Ghana, with Skunk added just to make the name nastier. Skunk Anansie released six studio albums: Paranoid & Sunburnt in 1995, Stoosh in 1996, Post Orgasmic Chill in 1999, Wonderlustre in 2010, Black Traffic in 2012, and Anarchytecture in 2016. Their discography also contains one compilation album, Smashes and Trashes, released in 2009, and several hit singles, including Charity, Hedonism, Selling Jesus and Weak. To date, the band sold more than 4 million albums worldwide.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as Read more [...]

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    Palio di Siena – Palio di Provenzano 2022

    Date: 2 July 2022

    Palio di Provenzano 2022, the first act of the Palio di Siena 2022, held in honour of the Madonna of Provenzano, will take place on July 2, 2022, in Siena. Palio di Siena is a horse race held twice a year in Siena, on July 2, under the title of Palio di Provenzano, dedicated to the Madonna of Provenzano, and on August 16, known as Palio dell’Assunta, in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Palio di Siena is practically an equestrian competition between the 17 contrade (districts) of the city, held in the beautiful Piazza del Campo. The race is preceded by the Corteo Storico (Historical Procession), a parade of about 700 people dressed in medieval costumes. Only 10 contrade out of a total of 17 will participate in the event – three drawn from last year’s participants and seven that were not present at the previous edition of the Palio di Provenzano.   SHORT HISTORY Horse races in Siena are held since the 13th century, when the Palio was the closing event of the annual festival dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Mary of the Assumption. Initially, there were many contrade, but after the plague Read more [...]

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    Festa della Madonna della Bruna 2022

    Date: 2 July 2022

    Festa della Madonna della Bruna 2022 will take place on July 2, 2022, in Matera. The event, commonly known as Festa della Bruna, is a religious feast held every year since 1389, in honor of the patron saint of the city, Madonna della Bruna. The 2022 edition will be the 632 edition of the festival.   SHORT HISTORY The origins of the festival are lost in time. The custom, handed down from one generation to the next, was enriched over time by innumerable variations. The legend tells that a farmer, in his way to Matera, took a young lady in his cart. Near the town, she got out of the cart and asked the peasant to tell the Bishop that she was the Mother of Christ. When he heard that, the Bishop, along with the clergy and the townspeople, rushed to welcome the Virgin, but they found a statue in her place. The statue of the Madonna was brought to the city on a decorated triumphal chariot. Today, the statue of the Madonna is located in the transept of the Matera Cathedral. Until the 16th century, the feast was characterized mainly by a procession that took place at dawn, called Read more [...]

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    Deep Purple – Whoosh! Tour 2022

    Date: 2 July 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English rock band Deep Purple will perform on Saturday, July 2, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica – Cavea, in Rome, as part of the Rock in Roma Festival 2022. Besides the concert in Rome, Deep Purple will also appear on stage in Bologna, on July 3, 2022, at the Bologna Sonic Park 2022.   THE BAND Deep Purple, formed in Hertford in 1968, is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. Originally formed as a psychedelic rock and progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in the 1970s. The current lineup of the band features Ian Paice (drums), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Gillan (vocals, harmonica, percussion), Steve Morse (guitars), and Don Airey (keyboards). To date, Deep Purple sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival which takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Until its 2008 edition, the event was known as the Romarock Festival. The festival Read more [...]

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    Deep Purple – Whoosh! Tour 2022

    Date: 3 July 2022

    Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English rock band Deep Purple will perform on Sunday, July 3, 2022, starting with 8.00 pm, at the Palanord, in Bologna, as part of the Bologna Sonic Park 2022. Besides the concert in Bologna, Deep Purple will also appear on stage in Rome, on July 2, 2022, at the Rock in Roma Festival 2022.   THE BAND Deep Purple, formed in Hertford in 1968, is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. Originally formed as a psychedelic rock and progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in the 1970s. The current lineup of the band features Ian Paice (drums), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Gillan (vocals, harmonica, percussion), Steve Morse (guitars), and Don Airey (keyboards). To date, Deep Purple sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Read more [...]

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    Iron Maiden – Legacy of the Beast Tour 2022

    Date: 7 July 2022

    Time: 6:45 pm to 12:00 am

    The English band Iron Maiden will perform on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Palanord, in Bologna, as part of the Bologna Sonic Park 2022.   THE BAND Iron Maiden was formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975, by bassist and songwriter Steve Harris. The current members of the band include Steve Harris (bass, backing vocals, keyboards), Dave Murray (guitars), Adrian Smith (guitars, backing vocals, keyboards), Bruce Dickinson (lead vocals, piano), Nicko McBrain (drums), and Janick Gers (guitars). The band achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums, such as 1980’s eponymous debut, Killers (1981), The Number of the Beast (1982), Piece of Mind (1983), Powerslave (1984), Live After Death (1985), Somewhere in Time (1986), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988), No Prayer for the Dying (1990), and Fear of the Dark (1992). Since the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999, with a series of new albums and highly successful tours, the band became popular again. To date, the band’s discography includes 39 albums – 16 studio albums, 12 live albums, four EPs and Read more [...]

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    The Chemical Brothers – No Geography Tour 2022

    Date: 7 July 2022

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The Chemical Brothers will perform on Thursday, July 7, 2022, starting with 9:30 pm, at the San Siro Racetrack, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2022. In 2022, in Italy, The Chemical Brothers will also appear on stage in Rome, on July 8, 2022, at the Rock in Roma Festival 2022, and in Bologna, on July 9, 2022, at the Bologna Sonic Park 2022.   THE BAND The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo formed in Manchester in 1989, by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. The Chemical Brothers released their debut album, Exit Planet Dust, in 1995. They achieved widespread success with their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, which topped the UK charts in 1997. Surrender was released in 1999, Come with Us in 2002, Push the Button in 2005, We Are the Night in 2007, Further in 2010, and Born in the Echoes in 2015. The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album, No Geography, was released on April 12, 2019, to critical acclaim. Over time, they had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles in the UK.   THE FESTIVAL Milano Summer Festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of Read more [...]

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    The Chemical Brothers – No Geography Tour 2022

    Date: 8 July 2022

    Time: 9:45 pm to 11:15 pm

    The Chemical Brothers will perform on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Capannelle Racecourse, in Rome, as part of the Rock in Roma 2022. Besides the concert in Rome, The Chemical Brothers will also appear on stage in Milan, on July 7, 2022, at the Milano Summer Festival 2022, and in Bologna, on July 9, 2022, at the Bologna Sonic Park 2022.   THE BAND The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo formed in Manchester in 1989, by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. The duo released their debut album, Exit Planet Dust, in 1995. The Chemical Brothers achieved widespread success with their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, which topped the UK charts in 1997. Surrender was released in 1999, Come with Us in 2002, Push the Button in 2005, We Are the Night in 2007, Further in 2010, and Born in the Echoes in 2015. The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album, No Geography, was released on April 12, 2019, to critical acclaim. Over time, they had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles in the UK.   THE FESTIVAL Rock in Roma is a music festival that takes place every year in Rome, since 2002. Read more [...]

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    The Chemical Brothers – No Geography Tour 2022

    Date: 9 July 2022

    Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

    The Chemical Brothers, the electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, will perform on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Palanord, in Bologna, as part of the Bologna Sonic Park 2022. Besides the concert in Bologna, The Chemical Brothers will also appear on stage in Milan, on July 7, 2022, at the Milano Summer Festival 2022, and in Rome, on July 8, 2022, at the Rock in Roma Festival 2022.   THE BAND The Chemical Brothers was formed in Manchester in 1989, by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. The duo released their debut album, Exit Planet Dust, in 1995, but they achieved widespread success with their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, which topped the UK charts in 1997. Surrender was released in 1999, Come with Us in 2002, Push the Button in 2005, We Are the Night in 2007, Further in 2010 and Born in the Echoes in 2015. The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album, No Geography, was released on April 12, 2019, to critical acclaim. To date, they had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles in the UK.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Rosalia 2022

    Date: 10 July 2022 - 15 July 2022

    Festa di Santa Rosalia 2022 (Feast of Saint Rosalia 2022) will take place between 10 and 15 July, 2022, in Palermo. Every year, the festival lasts six days, with the first three days being reserved for the preparation of the great procession held on the evening of July 14th. The 2022 edition will be the 398 edition of the festival. The feast is dedicated to Saint Rosalia, also called La Santuzza (Little Saint) or Rusulia (in Sicilian dialect), the patron saint of Palermo, and it commemorates the miraculous appearances of the Saint from 1624, when the city was hit by plague.   SHORT HISTORY Born of a Norman noble family that claimed descent from Charlemagne, Santa Rosalia lived in the last years of her life as a hermit in a cave on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166. In 1624, Emanuel Filibert of Savoy, the Viceroy of Sicily, who resided in the city, brought to the port of Palermo a ship from Tunis, containing many gifts. Muhammad Calavà, the captain of the ship, and some of the crew, were suspected of being sick. Shortly after, the disease, carried by rats, spread rapidly all over the city. A 47-year-old Read more [...]

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    Festa del Redentore 2022

    Date: 16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022

    Festa del Redentore 2022 (Feast of the Redeemer 2022), one of the most important events in the Venetian calendar, will take place in the weekend of July 16-17, 2022, in Venice. Every year since the 16th century, the feast is celebrated in the third weekend of July. At first, Festa del Redentore was a purely religious event, but over the centuries profane elements were added to the religious manifestations, and today the celebration includes a party, a regatta and one of the most impressive fireworks display in the world.   SHORT HISTORY Between 1575 and 1577, a merciless plague killed about one-third of Venice’s population. The epidemic spread rapidly throughout the city and was difficult to control due to the precarious conditions in which the people lived and to a high density of population.   INTERESTING FACT: One of the victims of the 1576 epidemic was the painter Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). He died on August 27, 1576, and was interred in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. In 1576, the Venetian Senate commissioned a church dedicated to Jesus the Redeemer (Il Redentore), hoping to get rid of the disease. A year later, in July, the city was declared Read more [...]

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    Palio di Siena – Palio dell’Assunta 2022

    Date: 16 August 2022

    Palio dell’Assunta 2022, the second act of the Palio di Siena 2022, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, will take place on August 16, 2022, in Siena. Palio di Siena is a horse race between the 17 contrade (districts) of Siena, held twice a year in Piazza del Campo, the main square of the town. The Palio from July 2 is called Palio di Provenzano and it’s dedicated to the Madonna of Provenzano, while the one held on August 16 is called Palio dell’Assunta, and is held in honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. The race is preceded by Corteo Storico (Historical Procession), a historical parade which includes about 700 participants representing the 17 contrade and the institutions of the ancient Republic of Siena. The procession starts in the afternoon from Piazza del Duomo and, after parading on the streets of the historical center of the town, arrives on the beautiful shell-shaped square Piazza del Campo. The actual race consists in circling three times Piazza del Campo. A contrada bears the name of a street, a church or of an illustrious family residing on its territory. The 17 contrade of Siena still competing today in the Palio Read more [...]

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    Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul Tour 2022

    Date: 16 December 2022

    Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The British band Simply Red will perform on Friday, December 16, 2022, starting with 8:00 pm, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE BAND Simply Red was formed in Manchester in 1985. Led by the vocalist Mick Hucknall, the band released their debut studio album, Picture Book, in the same year. Men and Women was released in 1987, A New Flame in 1989, Stars in 1991, Life in 1995, Blue in 1998, Love and the Russian Winter in 1999, Home in 2003, Simplified in 2005 and Stay in 2007. Simply Red disbanded in 2010, but the band was reformed in 2015 for a 30th anniversary European tour, the Big Love Tour 2015. A new album, Big Love, was released in 2015. The band’s twelfth studio album, Blue Eyed Soul, will be released in November 2019.   THE VENUE Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, 8 kilometers away from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Read more [...]